Alauna Rutland '23
During her time at PVI, Alauna was a standout in both soccer and track.
For soccer, in her senior year alone, Alauna was named All-Met Honorable Mention, WCAC First Team and MVP. In track, her myriad accomplishments include being a 10-time Virginia State Catholic Champion and a three-time WCAC State Champion. She has received the VA State Catholic Female Track Athlete Award, the WCAC Best Female Field Athlete Award, and twice received the VA State Catholic Female Field Athlete Award. She holds school records in indoor track for long jump, high jump, 60 meter hurdles, and 200 meters, and for high jump in outdoor track.
Additionally, Alauna has given back to the community by serving as a Student Ambassador and youth soccer coach.
Through sports, Alauna has developed mental toughness and perseverance. She shares, “Participating in athletics at PVI has helped me to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. I’ve learned that hard work, faith and dedication will help you overcome any obstacle. Sometimes I have really great games and sometimes I don’t. In these instances, I don’t give up—I go back to practice and keep working until I’ve achieved my goal.” “My four years at PVI shaped the individual I am today. I am confident in my next chapter as a collegiate athlete due to the challenging— yet rewarding and supporting—environment that PVI provided for me spirituality, academically, athletically and socially.”
Alauna will continue striving in the classroom and on the soccer field at Howard University in Washington D.C.